Hey there, I’m Steph. I’m a 3rd year BFA student in Fashion Design currently specializing in children’s wear, but I have an interest in lingerie design as well. I am taking this class to broaden my horizons outside the world of fashion and become more familiar with the super interesting world of design and technology. I am very interested in wearables and innovative textiles and feel there is a lot of growth potential for these elements in both children’s or lingerie design. There are certain questions I’d like to focus on and work on this year. As a designer, how can make clothes more comfortable and enjoyable to wear? How can I design something that is interesting and innovative while still being accessible and marketable?
This is the Bionic LED bra by Chromat, an example of fashion and technology being used in lingerie design. Their slogan is “structural experiments for the human body.” (There is a panel this Friday evening featuring this designer and 5 others discussing fashion and technology at Milk Studios if anyone is interested.) I’m very much inspired my Chromat’s experimentation-style design, but would be interested in seeing these designs used for a purpose.